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World shares rise as China exports improve

World shares rose Wednesday after China reported improved exports in December, salving nerves about the world's No. 2 economy, though a rally in Shanghai's stock market was short-lived. Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2016

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Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help

Google's futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, results it says are... Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2016

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China's... Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2016

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Are unlimited data cellphone plans on their way back?

AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data... Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2016

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With SUV look, tech touches, Chrysler aims to revive minivan

Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the minivan. Now, it's reinventing it — with styling reminiscent of an SUV, high-tech features and a first-ever hybrid version that Chrysler hopes... Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2016

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Spain: Landmark fraud trial starts for Princess Cristina

Spain's Princess Cristina went on trial Monday in a landmark criminal case, accused of helping bankroll a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle... Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2016

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VW CEO plans to submit emissions fixes to EPA chief

Volkswagen's new chief executive plans to present remedies for fixing diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator this week. Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2016

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Despite job gains, US stocks slip a day after sharp plunge

Stocks slipped Friday morning, a day after the market had its worst day in three months. Indexes gave up an early gain driven by a report of strong job growth in December. The week is shaping up to... Read more »

Published Jan. 10, 2016

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Tesla software update allows self-parking, limits speed

Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend. Read more »

Published Jan. 10, 2016

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US added strong 292K jobs last month; jobless rate at 5 pct.

American employers added a strong 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global trends and growing at a solid pace. Read more »

Published Jan. 8, 2016

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Friday's US jobs report: Will hiring survive global turmoil?

For months, U.S. employers have steadily added jobs even as global growth has flagged and financial markets have sunk. Friday's jobs report for December may provide some hints of whether that trend... Read more »

Published Jan. 8, 2016

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Apple stock slumps amid iPhone sales worries

Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales pace. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets $1 million pay raise

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a raise of more than $1 million last year, though he didn't make as much as his top lieutenants. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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Who's ready to see a play set in a hotel — at a hotel?

A play that imagines what it might have been like had Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Joe DiMaggio and Sen. Joe McCarthy met in a hotel room in 1953 will make its New York debut next month —... Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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Why aren't smart TVs very clever?

Turns out that smart TVs can be, well, pretty dumb. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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Small business crystal ball: Don't look for boom in 2016

Don't look for a small business boom in 2016. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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Valeant names Howard Schiller as interim CEO

Pharmaceuticals has named former finance chief Howard Schiller as interim CEO while the troubled drug company's chairman and chief executive remains hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency plans

The official IRS watchdog is warning that the agency may soon dramatically scale back telephone and face-to-face service as part of a plan that would focus more on online accounts for taxpayers... Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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Survey: US businesses add 257,000 jobs, most in a year

U.S. businesses stepped up hiring last month, led by solid gains in construction and retail, a private survey found. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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North Korea says it conducted successful hydrogen bomb test

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear... Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2016

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US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2016

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Amazon: Cyber Monday shoppers ordered 23M items from sellers

Amazon's sellers had a strong Cyber Monday. Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2016

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Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, still cooking at 93

After decades running the famous Dooky Chase's restaurant in New Orleans, the Queen of Creole Cuisine has few regrets — maybe just one. Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2016

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80-year-old Tokyo fish market holds final New Year auction

It's among the biggest of Japan's many New Year holiday rituals: Early on Tuesday, a huge, glistening tuna was auctioned for about 14 million Japanese yen ($118,000) at Tokyo's 80-year-old Tsukiji... Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2016

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